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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

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Excellent lunch. All the dishes were cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Although we strayed onto the a la carte menu, the set lunch menu was very appealing and tremendous value.

Jan Keeling 04 February 2017
from Exeter

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A grade II-listed former farmhouse, The Five Bells Inn is a rustic country pub in the heart of Devon. Dating back to the 16th-century, Five Bells is a beautiful thatched Tudor building with whitewashed walls and a leafy, tranquil garden.

Vintage British character is offset by ultra-modern seasonal cuisine on The Five Bells menu. Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower, cumin and lemon thyme precede chump of Dartmoor lamb with parsnip, rosemary and ramson, while the pub champions a 1-pot cooking method in which whole chickens are pan-roasted and served in the pan at the table for sociable group dining.

Devon pub The Five Bells Inn retains its historic character with chunky Tudor roof beams and a 20th-century bar top. Modern comforts like chic slate flooring and televisions broadcasting live rugby complete the Five Bells interior, whilst the garden is awash with the colour of hanging baskets and pristine flower arrangements.

Country hideaway The Five Bells Inn is a 15-minute drive from junction 28 of the M5, and about half an hour from Exeter.

The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT

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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 170 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (63)
  • luxury (42)
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  • private dining (33)
  • views (33)
  • al fresco (30)
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  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Nick May from Cullompton

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Friendly service
    Food quality out of this world
    The curried parsnip soup was divine ??

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Joe Godwin from Exeter

    Food was fantastic and service was excellent. Was able to sit in front of a log fire while choosing our menu choices before being shown to our table. The crab stater was delicious and the steak, which is the second time I have had it now, was cooked to perfection.

  • ((((( 4 February 2017 by Jean Fremlin from Nottingham

    Really good food.

  • ((((( 4 February 2017 by Jan Keeling from Exeter

    Excellent lunch. All the dishes were cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Although we strayed onto the a la carte menu, the set lunch menu was very appealing and tremendous value.

  • ((((( 2 February 2017 by Bill Graham from Lapford

    This is definitely a 'hidden gem' that deserves fame beyond the local area. An absolutely delightful meal with Michelin quality food at very reasonable prices. Inventive dishes from local produce, beautifully served, perfectly seasoned and balanced. There are more we need to explore on the menu. We will be back!

  • ((((( 1 February 2017 by Sheila Stevens from Exeter

    This is a lovely Restaurant in a country location. The Menu is presented well. We were welcomed and settled near the open log fire. Really welcome on a wet January day. I had mentioned that one of us required gluten and dairy free choices on the internet booking communication, but this had not filtered through to the Chef, and was advised to telephone beforehand in future to alert the Chef. After discussion with the chef was given a couple of choices for starter and main. The quality and presentation of my choices was excellent. This Restaurant is for people looking for top class cuisine, which is not over priced.

  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by Beverley Harris from Exeter

    Superb food served beautifully. We will definitely be going back!

  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by Toby Lin from Exeter

    Lovely meal. Beautiful location and building. Good, personable, service. Partridge and Jerusalem artichoke main was perfectly cooked and dessert of banana and lime was a technical delight!
    Room was a bit cold, although it was -2c outside!

    Will definitely be returning.

  • ((((* 15 January 2017 by Grant Morrison from Brixham

    Great food and atmosphere

  • ((((* 14 January 2017 by Nick Milton from Wellington Somerset

    The Five Bells is one of my favourite restaurants under the new ownership team of Gary and Graciela. The ambience is perfect, the food is excellent and the service is beyond comparison. It's a little out of the way but you will not regret having made the journey.

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